Issue #4 — Winter 2002/2003: Embrace Instability

EMBRACE INSTABILITY localizes moments of instability in different places and times: From riot on the streets of Tokyo, 1969, to the beauty of snow crystals, this issue celebrates the unstable states where anything can happen. “Tracking the trajectory of any system, one may find that, in certain situations, the trajectory becomes less and less stable and disintegrates into a multitude of new trajectories.”

Photographer MICHAEL SCHMIDT takes us back to West Berlin in the 1980s; artist CARSTEN NICOLAI juxtaposes unpredictable models of self-organization; photographer DAIDO MORIYAMA affects provocation with 1960s Japan; photographer HEJI SHIN portrays female relationships; graphic designer MARKUS WEISBECK / SURFACE challenges the white cube and black box with new spatial parameters; fashion historian CAROLINE EVANS explores whether COMME DES GARÇONS makes us objects or subjects; editor ASHLEY HEATH talks with MARK HOOPER about the beauty of pop in its mess and confusion; art critic NIKLAS MAAK reveals MEXICO CITY in its fragile equilibrium of desire and fear; architect YONA FRIEDMAN offers up the best possible universe where anything can happen; writer and theorist EUGENE THACKER on the science fictioning of biotechnology; and much more on 112 pages …

Contributors: Michael Schmidt, Carsten Nicolai / Raster-Noton, Heji Shin, Markus Weisbeck / Surface, Daido Moriyama, Caroline Evans, Niklas Maak,  Mark Hooper, Yona Friedman, Eugene Thacker


Issue #04 — Winter 2002/2003: Embrace Instability

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